19 September 2006

Trick or Treat?

Earlier this month, President Bush shared his thoughts on the
upcoming midterm elections.

President Bush says he believes Republicans will
retain control of the Congress after the November
elections, even as members of his own party predict
a loss of some seats.

Dismissing the possibility the top House Democrat,
Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, could rise to House
speaker if the GOP lost its majority, the president
said, "That's not going to happen."

Democrats need to gain six seats in the Senate and
15 in the House to gain control.

In an interview with The Wall Street Journal's
editorial page editor, Bush was commenting on how
he planned to resurrect his push to change Social
Security next year when he was reminded that some
polls show Democrats were likely to win control of
at least the House.

"I just don't believe it," the president told Paul Gigot,
according to an account published Saturday.

"I believe the Republicans will end up being _
running the House and the Senate," the president
was quoted as saying in the interview Thursday
aboard Air Force One.

Certainly no one could ever accuse this president of lacking
confidence. But given the many "errors" and "irregularities"
that have plagued our recent elections, (*cough*... DIEBOLD)
one can't help but wonder what sort of tricks Karl & the Gang
have planned this time around.

Tristero gets the ball rolling with a list of potential
October Surprises.